Category Archives: Random Thoughts

1982

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In the loft I found 40 year old records of my apprenticeship journals.

I learnt the Hotel Business.

I learnt all aspects like reception, kitchen, serving, bar, clean rooms and running a hotel.

We had to write weekly reports, had them signed by the mentor and by the big boss.

It was fun to read them all again.


Life has changed in this electronic age…..look at that 🙂

This is how credit cards worked in 1982, the machine imprinted the guest’s and Hotel’s name. There were 3 copies , the last one for the guest, the the other 2 for the CC company and the hotel file.

If you had breakfast in my hotel, your table would look like that in 1981

For lunch and dinner you would find the table like that.

A four course dinner looks like this. It was fish for the 1st course.

You can see the ideal wine glass shape. Cheers!

There were no computers back then.

The Hotel journal was written by hand with a carbon paper and added up in the evening.

All reservations were taken by post or telephone and recorded on a chart.

It is funny to think this life without computers.

I really enjoyed my time in the Hotel with wonderful guests and colleagues.

Sweet memories ♥♥♥

Did you enjoy your learning journey way back?

Coving nightmare – Don’t give up

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A bit of DIY turned out more complicated than I thought.

I wanted to add coving in my dining room and bought enough for it.

Yes, I have already run out as I cut so many angles the wrong way round. 😦

The long stretches were fine, now round the chimney breast – it is so difficult.

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Inside angles, outside angles – wrong angles….. nothing fits….

Thomas knows what to do!



Following his example,

I chill,

I source some more coving,

think really hard before cutting,

I know I can do it!


Even if you stumble
you are still going forward!

Victor Kiam

Even with setbacks

we can go on and achieve the impossible.

Don’t give up whatever you do.

Go for it!

Testing Testing

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I looked at a WordPress Webinar and need to try things out now.

As I learnt a bit about this Block editor I shall go through different Blocks to try.

This is a Paragraph block, so here it is just for writing …..

This is a Heading block for new headings I am using here:

Listing Block

  1. this is a listing block to list
  2. numerous things like
  3. happiness
  4. joy
  5. miracles
  6. and peace

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There is only two ways to live your life.

One is though as nothing is a miracle.

The other one is as everything is a miracle.

Albert Einstein

Image from my gallery

Table Block

table 11
even with colours 🙂 
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and stripes… oh the possibilities 

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Image – Collage Block

I think I have learnt something and hopefully I’ll get round it and it will become easy.

There is still so much to explore.

Thomas News

Thomas takes it easy and just relaxes on his new favourite spot.

The sofa next to the window, the best place when the sun shines.

 

Wishing you all a very relaxing day!

My plants

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My blogger friends post ,made me look for my successes in my indoor plant world.

I used to kill many plants before either water them too much or not enough.

I seem to have learned a bit.  Now I am more successful.

I do love my indoor plants and enjoy seeing them grow.

See how this plant grew since January

and now:

My Plumeria indoors loves the window:

My little fig tree is adding more

and another ficus plant has grown more than 10 cm.

I am overjoyed with my greenery

and enjoy every single leaf.

 

 

 

 

Craft trials

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Time for something new:

I tried the other day to paint a stone.

It was a very porous stone.

This is my result.

Stone

It was rather hard, I’m not so good in drawing so this will be my only one.

It looks nice in the garden, I varnished it to weatherproof it.

I didn’t enjoy it as much as I thought,

so I’ll stick to the crafts I do better and enjoy more.

Like knitting  a little fragrance pouch for example.

fragrance pouch

It is good to try different crafts out.

One way to find out what you truly enjoy.

 

“Give yourself freedom to try out new things.

Don’t be so set on your ways that you can’t grow.”

Paolo Coelho

More craft with shells

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While sorting I find all different things.

Using some imagination I can make something new out of it.

I had a small tray which had once candles on it.

The candles are gone, the tray remained.

The wonderful shells, received from my sister from an exotic holiday, I had displayed on a plate.

My idea was to make a wall hanging out of it.

So I filled the tray with PVA glue,

arranged the shells as I liked, then carefully sprinkled sand in between.

Once this was dry, I glued the last shells on the top.

Now all dry and I have a new picture.

 

It will go nicely in the bathroom and gives this holiday feeling.

When you find odd bits and bobs why not

recycle and make something new out of it.

It is fun to create your own ideas.